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Monday, March 30, 2015

EU referendum will play havoc with business, Ed Miliband warns

Labour leader to woo business leaders by warning of Tory infighting on Europe should David Cameron be re-elected and highlighting UK’s falling productivity

Ed Miliband will attempt to win over a reluctant business community on Monday by warning that an EU referendum proposed by David Cameron would trigger a bitter two-year campaign in which a re-elected Tory party would tear itself apart over whether the UK should remain in Europe.

As the Labour leader launches the party’s business manifesto, aides are suggesting the proposed referendum would be a recipe for chaos as would-be successors to Cameron fight for support from an overwhelmingly sceptical party membership.

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